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Detaching Realities Vol. 2




BALOGH
Detaching Realities Vol. 2

Music Composed/Written by: Jared C. Balogh

Cover Artwork by: Alexander Morgenstern

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My name is Jared C. Balogh and I am from Bethlehem, PA U.S.A.  I consider myself a multi-media artist (musician, composer, artists, and video maker).  The album I am submitting is called "Detaching Realities Vol. 2". Volume 1 was released on the net label Surrism-Phonoethics (http://surrism.phonoethics.com) on January 25th, 2011 and it is also featured on the F.M.A. (Free Music Archives). 
"Detaching Realities" is a series of compositional jazz interpretation of when life has a intense surreal/abstract feel of being detached from reality during and post panic attacks, anxiety attacks, obsessive/compulsive, Bi-polar and depression disorders. The opposite end of emotional spectrums of being not being balanced: happy/sad, nervous/calm, hyperactive/lethargic, angry/calm, weird, quirky, non-sense etc.


1.) RAGE, REVENGE, RECLUSE, RECOVERY
SECTION- Late March 2011 through late May 2011
Time Of Song: 6:06
Key Signature: G Major
Time Signature: 3/4
Beats Per Minute: 100
Date Written: 4/25-5/2/2011
Instruments: Flute in G, Alto Clarinet in E flat, Trumpet in D, Trombone, 6 string fretless electric bass guitar, Xylophone, Quads, Gong (High), Gong (Low), Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Anvil, Maracas, and Drum Set

2.) 747 Intergalactic Boogaloo
SECTION- Mid. December 2011 Through Early February 2011
Time Of Song: 3:47
Key Signature: B Flat Major
Time Signature: 6/8
Beats Per Minute: 66
Date Written: 1/4-1/5/2011
Instruments: Sawtooth synth, Xylophone, Trombone, Honky Tonk Piano, 6 String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar, Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Tambourine, and Drum Set

3.) She Got Issues Back From The War Wearing An Airline Stewardess Uniform
SECTION- Mid. October Through Early November 2010
Time Of Song: 2:40
Key Signature: F Major
Time Signature: 6/1
Beats Per Minute: 25
Date Written: 11/4/2011
Instruments: Oboe, 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Piano, and Upright Bass Guitar

4.) An Out of Tune Toon
SECTION- Mid. February-Mid. March 2011
Time Of Song: 6:00
Key Signature: D Flat Major
Time Signature: 5/4
Beats Per Minute: 100
Date Written: 2/28-3/5/2011
Instruments: Trumpet in B Flat, Flute, Xylophone, Piano, Upright Bass Guitar, Low Gong, Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Triangle, Sleigh Bells, and Drum Set

5.) Kindaâ Beautiful, Kindaâ Fucked Up, Kinda Birdies Churpy Churpy Stomp!
SECTION- Late June 2011
Time Of Song: 2:08
Key Signature: G Major
Time Signature: 2/4, 6/8, 2/2, 3/2, 3/8, 3/1, 5/1
Beats Per Minute: 100 (2/4), 66 (6/8), 50 (2/2), 50 (3/2), 66 (3/8), 25 (3/1), and 25 (5/1)
Date Written: 5/19-5/20/2011
Instruments: Barking Through Plastic Tube, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, 6 String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar, Gong (High), Gong (Low), Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Nsak Rattle, and Drum Set

6.) Echoes Of Unstructured Melancholy
SECTION- Late June 2011
Time Of Song: 4:11
Key Signature: C Major
Time Signature: 4/4
Beats Per Minute: 100
Date Written: 6/19-6/20/2011
Instruments: Flute, Tuba in F, Vibraphone, Piano, and Upright Bass Guitar

7.) Sugar Boogies
SECTION- Mid. February-Mid. March 2011
Time Of Song: 6:24
Key Signature: C Major
Time Signature: 6/8 and 2/4
Beats Per Minute: 66
Date Written: 3/6-3/10/2011
Instruments: Flute, Electric Piano, Trumpet in B Flat, Clarinet B Flat, Trombone, Timpani, Low Gong, Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Tambourine, Drum Set

8.) Stella Gotz Her Groove Back But It Is Kindaâ Funky
SECTION- Mid. December 2011 Through Early February 2011
Time Of Song: 4:48
Key Signature: A Major
Time Signature: 3/4
Beats Per Minute: 100
Date Written: 1/8-1/10/2011
Instruments: Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Clavichord, 6 String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar, Quads, Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Wood Blocks, Tambourine, and Drum Set

9.) Mis-Adventures of Dirty Rice and Canned Beans
SECTION- Late March 2011 through late May 2011
Time Of Song: 1:09
Key Signature: G Major
Time Signature: 2/4
Beats Per Minute: 100
Date Written: 5/19-5/20/2011
Instruments: Vocals, Harmonica, Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, 6 String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar, Gong (High), Gong (Low), Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Nsak Rattle, and Drum Set

10.) The Happy Doom Wacky Pecking Order
SECTION- Mid. December 2011 Through Early February 2011
Time Of Song: 2:58
Key Signature: B Flat Major
Time Signature: 2/4 and 2/2
Beats Per Minute: 100
Date Written: 1/17/2011
Instruments: Alto Flute, Tenor Trombone, 6 String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar, Quads, Triangle, Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Handclaps, Tambourine, Maracas, and Drum Set

11.) Enchiladas Pots
SECTION- Mid. December 2011 Through Early February 2011
Time Of Song: 5:42
Key Signature: D Major
Time Signature: 5/4
Beats Per Minute: 100
Date Written: 1/11-1/14/2011
Instruments: Vocals, Tossing of Pots, Flute, Electric Piano, Upright Bass Guitar, High and Low Gong, Quads, Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Wood Blocks, Tambourine, and Drum Set


12.) Byronâs Reward Is Drunk And Stupid
SECTION- Mid. October Through Early November 2010
Time Of Song: 4:14
Key Signature: C Major
Time Signature: 7/2 and 2/2
Beats Per Minute: 50
Date Written: 10/27/2010
Instruments: Jazz Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass Guitar, Wood Blocks, Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Tambourine, Drum Set

13.) True Grit Of A K-9
SECTION- Mid. February-Mid. March 2011
Time Of Song: 6:39
Key Signature: C Major
Time Signature: 4/4
Beats Per Minute: 100
Date Written: 3/10-3/19/2011
Instruments: Flute, Tenor and Baritone Saxophone, Harp, Piano, Horn in F, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani, Multi-Percussions, Marching Cymbals, Cymbals, Tambourine, Drum Set


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Reviewer: S.E.W. - - January 16, 2013
Subject: Review By: Independent Review (Kent Manthie)
Where to begin? These two albums are so hard to pin down, so hard to “put in a box” – uh, that’s a good thing, by the way. The easiest way to describe it is with one word: “Jazz”. But it’s more than that. Listening to them, I heard bits and pieces of all kinds of influences – I heard some Zappa, some Ornette Coleman, some 1970-era Miles Davis as well as more esoteric artists that most people have never heard of, including Godzik Pink and French avant-garde combo, Stabat Akish, big influences on Mr. Balogh.

Volume One of Detaching Realities starts off with some very avant-garde jazz stuff that meanders all over the place. That would be the opener, “Jagged Softness, What the Fudge”. Then, on the track “Somewhat Wacky, Somewhat Crazy” it starts off sounding Zappa-esque, what with the large variety of sounds and instruments. But it soon takes off in another direction, without the insane, genius guitar creating heavy but intricate doodles. Instead, it stays with a sort-of circus-like, light atmosphere, almost reminiscent (and this goes for the very next tune, into which it seamlessly goes, “The Somewhat Unlucky 13”) of some of the very underrated but nonetheless influential and genius composers of the early 20th century who were very much into breaking the molds of tradition just as much as their counterparts in the art world were (Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Arp, Andre Breton, et al).

While each song is very unique and a brilliant work in itself, the whole album is perfect for listening either while you’re sitting in your bed, staring at the ceiling, reading or doing work on the computer. This stuff is so outré and original that it’s hard to come up with any legitimate criticisms – I’m sure some Rolling Stone pop music writer might say that it’s not accessible enough for the ears of the masses – but isn’t that the point? Who’d want to make music that pleased anyone but themselves to begin with? I mean, if you love the music you’re making, then it’s bound to be tirelessly worked on and because of that seeming perfectionism, it’s bound to find an audience somewhere, whether it’s in the millions or the thousands. At least you have gotten your message out there.

Volume 2 of Detaching Realities picks up right where Volume 1 leaves off. “Rage/Revenge/Recluse/Recovery” starts the disc off with a sound that recalls Fred Frith/Henry Cow as well as the orchestral arrangements of Zappa or even Penderecki in the background. At times it’s quite “busy” and other times it slows to a meandering pause with xylophones, piccolos, and other little sounds until it picks up again with pulsating drums and a whole circus of sound. Cut #2,”747 Intergalactic Boogaloo” is a little more sedated at least at first, but winds up and up in a concentric sort of way, building to one of those M.C. Escher staircases that end up going to nowhere – running into a brick wall because from there it goes into “She Got Issues Back From the War Wearing an Airline Stewardess Uniform”, a slowed down but intricate number which vibe continues into the next cut, “An Out of Tune Toon”, also minus the bombast and pomp, but, nevertheless, is complex and quick.

As far as the Zappa comparisons go, I don’t mean it sounds like the “popular” Zappa – meaning the cult-classic stuff like Overnite Sensation or Weasels Ripped My Flesh, but more like his more classical-and-jazz infused orchestral compositions or maybe even Hot Rats – on where, except for the Captain Beefheart-sung “Willie the Pimp” is an instrumental work of pure genius, but is mainly just guitar, violin played by Sugar Cane Harris and Jean-Luc Ponty, bass, drums as well as a few odds and ends. The peak of Hot Rats comes along on “The Gumbo Variations”, on which Frank and Sugar Cane both go wild on wicked-crazy solos. Anyway, besides the more erudite Zappa stuff is not the only thing it sounds like – Balogh’s big influence is the French sextet Stabat Akish, led by bandleader/bassist Maxime Delporte who starting off from an avant-garde jazz form, pushes the band from a pulsing space drone sound to an uptempo swinging rhythm and all sorts of atmospheric textures and sounds in between, with sax solos that recall John Zorn’s insane squeal.

What these albums offer are two discs worth of meandering jazz-cum neo classical avant-garde music to sit back and listen to and get lost in the music, which, before you know it, is over. Also, there is really nothing else contemporary to which I can compare. Beautiful and dissonant while never being discordant, Detached Realities, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 are great albums that should be listened to in one sitting to drink in the whole of its grand theme – km.
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